We take a look at the work our conservation team did with two of the more unusual objects in our Electricity exhibition, the electric eel and the red phonebox.
You’ve heard about it raining cats and dogs, but a levitating frog? If you’ve been to see our new exhibition Electricity: The spark of life, you may well have seen a video featuring a frog suspended in space. And you may well be wondering what artist John Gerrard was thinking when he created his levitating frog. Let us explain.
Electricity. It is central to our existence. We use it without thinking about it, and only notice it when it is not there.
Ben Ingham, from power network operator Electricity North West, shares the key innovative kit that keeps power flowing.
October 2018 is the 110th anniversary of the Manchester Electrical Exhibition, held at Platt Fields in the Rusholme area of Manchester.
At our museum we tell some really big stories about science and industry, from the early days of the cotton and rail industries, when the speed of change was terrifying, to the science of the future, from robots to graphene and beyond.
Archivist Ceri Forster reveals the electrifying story of some of the newest items in our collection.